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The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library Adds 10 New Board Members

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The The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library reported that the following industry leaders have been appointed to its Board of Directors:  Danny Davis, Davis Furniture; Stephanie Lowder, Rare Bird Creative Marketing; Kern Maass, Appalachian State University; Dudley Moore, Jr., Otto and Moore, Inc.; Jay Reardon, Hickory Chair Company; Cheminne Taylor-Smith, High Point Market Authority; Ed Tashjian, Tashjian Marketing;  Jeff Williams, Aldermann Company;  Penn Wood, Wood Foundation; and Chip Wright, Leggett & Platt. 

“The Furniture Library is dedicated to being a center for design, research, collaboration and innovation for the furniture and design industries.  With the addition of these individuals to our Board of Directors, the Library can continue to fulfill founder Sandy Bienenstock’s passion for education in the home furnishings industry,” states Karla Webb, Curator.

The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library was founded in 1970 and encompasses a collection of over 5000 volumes on furniture and design history, interior design, architecture, art, textiles and construction.  Since 1984, the Library has awarded over $350,000 in scholarships to hundreds of students at 17 colleges and universities throughout the United States.  It was Mr. Bienenstock’s desire to invest in the education and future of the furniture industry.  The rare book collection contains significant volumes published since 1640 and includes a complete collection of the original works of 18th century furniture masters Chippendale, Sheraton and Hepplewhite, as well as a complete set of Diderot’s Encyclopedia.  The Library is open to the public and is used by members of the furniture industry, design professionals, scholars and students.  The Library hours are Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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